Friday, June 26, 2009

Innovation

In my search for something bold and innovative, I stumbled across the website for New York based company Good Wood, which makes hip hop inspired necklaces, two finger rings, and earrings out of wood:

Best part--most of their pieces are under $25. Recession-proof accessories ftw. What's your take on it though? Would you actually buy anything from here?


-E.Fresh

Hot Kicks: Nike Blazer Swoosh Life

I had to write about these the moment I saw these. I love the overall simplicity. I hate that a lot of recent colorways incorporate too many colors or strange fabric combinations to be innovative. The combination here is simple--lots of unassuming colors, like black, white, and gum--until you see this coral swoosh. Granted, I love the color coral and am biased, but I couldn't imagine any color that would be bold and different, while being so much of the same. Also, peep the coral laces in the background--fire. Too bad, Nike has yet to put a release date on these unfortunately, so I'll be waiting patiently until then FTL.





What do you think about them? Not as sold on them as I am?


-E.Fresh

Hot Kicks: Nike Blazer AC

As a major supporter of the Nike Blazer, I love this one because of its versatility and simplicity. What do you think though?




-E.Fresh

Hot New Brand: Rich Wierdo

Now that school is finally over and I'm getting used to being back home in New York, I can get back to blogging about the fly things I've encountered in the last few months.


For starters, I'm low-key obsessed with this new brand I found yesterday called Rich Wierdo.



Like most of today's popular t-shirt brands, they have some tees with funny phrases, like the "Who Wants To Be A Regular?" tee.


My personal faves, however, would either be the "Wild Africa" tee or the "Digital Nerd" tee.


They even have some fly tees for the ladies, with the
"Rich Girls Party Hard" and "What Are You Looking At?" tees.



For those in the NYC area, you can cop some of these tees at Swagga 360, Pieces, and Vinnie Styles in Brooklyn. An online store is also coming soon at
www.richwierdo.com.



Would you rock Rich Wierdo?



-E.Fresh

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

WALE- CHILLIN




DC
chillin', PG chillin', my name BPM and I came to GET IT! came TO GET IT!!... ftw

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

PBZDH (Designated Hittez)- Poisoned by Soundz Mixtape!

Fan Artwork Created by ME (ftw)
Click the pics for Download.
Both pics lead to the same link.

Track 20 "When I Write" [prod. by BPM]

Total mixtape is truly FIRE


New Boyz- You're A Jerk

The Rose Phase Mixtape Under Works!! 2 Tracks



















BPM- Don't Change

BPM- Hard Work (with Style)

BPM Presents: The Blue Phase Mixtape (Ins.)



CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!!!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Photobucket

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Page ft. Drake- Im Still Fly

Monday, May 4, 2009

X-men

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Death of Swagger (and all its Derivatives)



BPM: FTL (for the loss) on this one. It's well known that when a popular term in Black Culture hits mainstream media markets... it's no longer COOL..... Especially if it's used on CNN and MOST DEFINITELY if it's used to talk about our Black President. I've been tired of the words Swag, Swagger, Swagga, and all that otha shit ANYWAYS... hopefully this is the catalyst for it's downfall... in fact I guarantee it :)

New L&W Concepts




Artist Spotlight: MIKE POSNER= FTW + Videos


Brief Biography:
Mike Posner & the Brain Trust is one of the most highly anticipated new groups of 2009. Twenty-one year-old Mike Posner of Southfield, Michigan, first surfaced as a vocalist at the age of seventeen when he was featured several times on Detroit's 102.7 FM. As the brainchild behind some of Big Sean's (Island Def Jam/GOOD) best tracks, Posner has proved himself to be a talented producer. Mike and his live band, the Brain Trust, have developed a unique and refreshing sound somewhere between the realms of pop and hip-hop. On March 1st 2009, Mike released his first mixtape, A Matter of Time, with DJ Benzi and Don Cannon and has since received critical acclaim and attention from every major record label. Now a junior at Duke University, Mike is recording his debut album, The New Deal.

Video: Remake of Beyonce's 'Halo'





BPM: I just love artist with pure TALENT. Artistic Integrity to the fullest extent. Mike Posner is just this.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Is Forever 21 the Napster of the Fashion Industry?


Originals and Knockoffs
Bottom Row: Trovata originals. Top Row: Forever 21 knockoffs


Disposable-fashion stores like Forever 21 clearly do not have such a blindingly fast-changing lineups of stuff (they change out the inventory every few weeks) because they have superproductive factories, nor because they've got the world’s best designers churning out hundreds of new patterns a day.



Nope, they pretty openly watch the catwalks during fashion weeks, then turn around $30 versions of the high-end garb they see in merely six weeks or fewer, often before the original design even goes into mass production.



Forever 21, having been sued by over 50 designers in the past few years with little success, has become particularly notorious for ripping off designs. Most recently, Trovata, a clothing line based in Newport Beach, CA, which, if you look at the picture above, obviously got copied by Forever 21, thinks it’s found a way to beat the company in the legal system.



"According to WWD:



After two years of legal wrangling, Trovata’s lawsuit alleging that cheap-chic retailer Forever 21 copied its designs is headed to trial next month, and the outcome could have implications for both vendors and retailers in this age of fast fashion.



Barring a last-minute settlement, lawyers familiar with Forever 21’s extensive litigation history said this would be the first time the rapidly expanding retailer faces a jury that will determine whether it illegally clones other companies’ designs. The result could be a clarification of intellectual property rights in an era when facsimiles of runway looks often appear in multinational specialty chains before a designer’s original version has a chance to hit stores.



The federal court case involves seven garments Forever 21 sold in its stores in 2007, said to look identical, or almost identical, to garments designed by Trovata and publicized on the runway or in magazines.



Unlike other suits brought against Forever 21 in recent years by companies such as Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, BeBe Stores and Anthropologie, the Trovata suit does not allege copyright violations. Under current law, only original prints or graphics on clothes can be copyrighted — as they are considered artwork — and Trovata’s suit focuses on Forever 21’s copying of its unique button placements, decorative stitching, fabric patterns and other details."



I personally think it's funny that a store like BeBe could complain, when it is often guilty of the same crime, but I digress. This lawsuit brings up that age-old discussion of whether the complaints of these major designers come from artistic merit or are merely financial. Do these designers feel slighted that Forever 21 blatantly steals their new and original ideas or that Forever 21 is affecting their profit margins? Is it truly that bad? Speaking from the perspective of someone who has bought the imitation, I can attest that the more you pay, the longer it lasts (usually). I think it will be interesting to see how this lawsuit will play out in Forever 21's future. Will their inventory shrink? Will other designers try to sue under similar claims?


E. Fresh

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Backpack Chronicles: ASSU Edition

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BPM APPROVED


Wiz Khalifa- Runnin'

Beat Used:
The Pharcyde- Runnin' (prod. Jay Dee)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Video from Babs



Making The Band was my shit back in the day, so I'm glad to see Babs still fighting for that career. I personally think the song is dope and I'm a major fan of her shooting the video in Brooklyn. What do you think?

-E. Fresh

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Funny Stuff

TI Before he was major.
Youngbloodz ft. Big Boi- 85

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNtJFeI_4JI

(TI is in the first 5 seconds)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

BPM NEW JOINT!!!!

CL- Sick - "Action" [prod. BPM]

http://www.zshare.net/audio/57523116f9c9a2dc/

Off of BPM Presents: The Backpack Chronicles Vol. 1

Monday, March 23, 2009

BOW WOW album preview

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Chad After Dentist

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Version!

CL Sick- Walk Around (Like You Don't Know Me) [prod. by BPM]


Version 2 (a couple changes)
http://www.zshare.net/audio/57048273518bd384/

Friday, March 13, 2009

NEW BPM SONG!!!

http://www.zshare.net/audio/570002422b671c51/

Debut Song Coming LATER TONITE!

BPM ft. CL-Sick- Walk Around (Like You Don't Know Me) [prod. by BPM/ M. Ashton)
Off upcoming mixtape: BPM Presents: The Backpack Chronicles Vol. 1
Artwork Coming Soon!
BPM: Im not rapping on any of these tracks fyi.... but i am producing all of em. Looks like im engineering all of them 2.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Nike Air Max 95 Fresh Water Colorway


Air Max 95

Already arriving at select Nike accounts, we see the iconic Air Max 95 in a classic colorway reminiscent of late 90’s. The kicks feature the AM95’s signature gradient pattern accented with teal or “fresh water” within the air bubble, lace loops and swoosh.

Source: Nice Kicks





I'm so glad to see one of my favorite sneakers in a retro colorway, but what do you think about it?



- E. Fresh

Thursday, March 5, 2009

BPM New Beat

Techno-ish.... my style..... i love it so far

Lights & Music!!!!!!!!!!

Still need to make a few edits or w/e

Tony Skillz Mixtape

So my boy Tony Skillz got a mixtape out. A couple of my beats were used. Figured I'd give my homie some minor exposure. lol

Click Here!!!!! Tony Skillz Mixtape Click Here!!!!!

Allure- White Wings

Allure- White Wings (BPM APPROVED!!!!!)

Chris Brown Charged With 2 Felony Counts

Rihanna & Chris Brown



Chris Brown was just formally charged with 2 felonies by The L.A. County District Attorney--one count of making a criminal threat and one count of felony assault both against Rihanna. Both of those charges can lead to a sentence of up to 9 years in prison. Chris will be arraigned at 3:30p this afternoon.

Supposedly, he's in the process of a major plea deal.

View the official police report here.



Damn kid.




- E. Fresh

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What's Beef?

Keri Hilson just put out a remix to her recent single "Turnin' Me On" with a new verse from Weezy F. Baby and one from T-Pain. There's a lot of buzz surrounding it, as many people think she is going hard at Beyoncé and Ciara.


A couple of stand-out lines:

“I ain’t tryin’ to start no mess there’s just something on my chest that I need to get off…Your vision cloudy if you think you the best. You can dance, she can sing, but need to move it ‘to the left’.”
“She need to go have some babies. She need to sit down she fading.”
“Go head tell these folks how long I been writing your songs… I been putting you on… check the credits hoe!…If you want me you can find me in Decatur hoe.”

Supposedly, Beyonce is in NY rehearsing for her new tour. And when she heard about this track she asked her people around her if Keri was coming at her because she didn’t want her tracks. Womp womp.





Take a listen for yourself.


What do you think?


-E.Fresh

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Allure- Angels & Demons Mixtape

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

BPM New Beat

Shooting For The Stars (Na Na Na)

off of: BPM presents: The Backpack Chronicles Vol. 1

Sampled From
Mecano- Barco A Venus


Photobucket

Friday, February 27, 2009

Mixtapes under construction

BPM: Backpack Chronicles Volume I
"I got about 5 tracks in the process of being completed with vocals and what not"
Eshock- How Do You Want It (Rough Draft Snippet)

Love & War Presents- BPM vs. Allure: War is Necessary
"Compilation mixtape of a mixture of some of our material"
Should be dropping in a few weeks


Look Out for the "War is Necessary" Campaign of Love & War. This collection theme was chosen today... so look out for some designs soon.

BPM mixtape on the way

Called "War is Necessary"
Dropping Soon

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Takin It Back

Friday, February 20, 2009

Unacceptable Irony

WORD? Chris Brown SLOW ROASTED HER.... :(.... this aint even spurt of the moment.... This shit definitely took time, dedication, and thought.... damn













Irony: Unrealeased song of Rihanna talkin bout how she gonna put the dude who cheated on her in the emergency room.
Rihanna feat. Akon- Emergency Room

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kid CuDi- Day N Nite (Personal Fave)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Padded Room (Joe Budden) leaked! :D / :(

In celebration of this album finally droppin' I want y'all to check this out. To all my fellow hip-hop heads, IM NOT LATE WIT THIS ONE! I just never thought to post it up.

Joe Budden- The Future (ft. The Game)
(BPM APPROVED!!)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Fray "Heartless (Cover)"





















The Fray- Heartless (Cover) (BPM APPROVED!)

Kanye West "Welcome to Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil


KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

Next Video is supposed to be "Amazing" ft. Young Jeezy

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Chris Barz (DMV Stand Up!) (New Song : YOU COOL!)



Chris Barz- You Cool (prod. Best Kept Secret)
(BPM Approved!)

BPM: Yo I went to High School (AP Statistics class to be exact lol) with this dude. Legitimate threat in the game, without a doubt. Best Kept Secret produced the majority of the tracks on Wale's Mixtape About Nothing. Along with his verbal skills, Barzio also writes and produces.

Check out the mixtapes too! Will Post up those links in a later post. But for the meantime enjoy some other joints.

Chris Barz- Metro Love pt. 1 (prod. Chris Barz)


Chris Barz- Never Ever (prod. Best Kept Secret)

Chris Barz- Flyest Out feat. J. Hollow (prod. Chris Barz) (BPM Approved!)


Next Up: Rellz

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thought Provoking...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tyga- La La La Boom

New Wale

Wale- Nightlife ft. Tre (UCB) & Young Chris





























CLICK HERE !!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Grammy Swagga Like Us Performance

LMAO 2

Sunday, February 8, 2009

LMAO 1

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hot in the Streets: Maison Martin Margiela L'Incognito Sunglasses

Martin Margiela Sunglasses

These $560 shades feature a large wrap-around frame-less build. Aside from the style seen here, other colorways are also available. They definitely appeal to my inner rock star, but what do you think of them?








E. Fresh

Bobby Valentino's New Album Cover


Rebirth Album Cover


S Curl Texturizer

Anyone else see the unnatural similarities? This recession is the realest. LOL.






E. Fresh

Thursday, February 5, 2009

GI JOE MOVIE THIS SUMMER

Is This What You've Been Waiting For?: L&W's First Delivery



Artist Spotlight X2: Taio Cruz x Kenna

R&B Edition
TAIO CRUZ

































Like A Star


KENNA






















Say Goodbye to Love (DIS MY JOINT!)

Say Goodbye to Love

Artist Spotlight: Adam Tensta

BPM: So i listen to all different genres and subgenres of music. So ima show u a bit of my taste!

ADAM TENSTA

























Before You Know It





They Wanna Know



Dopeboy



My Cool

Throwback: Cam'ron ft. K. West- Down n Out

BPM: Heartbreak Remake Mixtape Cuts
























Currently under works: Just possible joints, nothing confirmed

"Didn't You Know" (sampled Bad News)

Click Here!!!

"Lock Down" (sampled Love LockDown)

Click Here!!!

"The Chase" (sampled: Glenn Lewis- Dont You Forget It"

Click Here!!!


"When I Write" (sampled: Al Green- If Loving You is Wrong"

Click Here!!!


"Forgotten" (sampled Heartless)

Click Here!!!

Kid Sister Does Married to the Mob's Spring 2009 Collection

Nitrolicious has some of the pictures from Married to the Mob's Spring 2009 ad campaign featuring Chicago rapper Kid Sister:


Kid Sister for MTTB


Kid Sister in MTTB and Chanel


Bitch Better Have My Money Tee


Other Bitches Just Front


Clover


Princess


Varsity Jacket


The collection is slated to drop sometime this month, so be on the lookout for it at www.mttmnyc.com and in Alife stores to cop. Ladies, what do you think of it? Personally, I'm a major fan of the pairing of the cardigan with the Chanel necklace.




Unfamiliar with Kid Sister? Watch her hit video "Pro Nails" featuring Kanye West:





E. Fresh